UW Commencement Schedule and Speakers Announced
April 23, 2013 — Oliver Walter, the longest-serving College of Arts and Sciences dean in University of Wyoming history, and three women who wore the crown as Miss Wyoming will be among speakers during UW commencement ceremonies Saturday, May 11.
Walter, who will retire this summer, has served as dean for 23 years. He will speak during the College of Arts and Sciences ceremony.
The three Miss Wyomings all will speak at the College of Health Sciences ceremony. Alicia Grove won in 2010 while finishing a bachelor’s degree in nursing. Catherine Brown, the 2011 winner, was a graduate student in the college’s Division of Communication Disorders. Both Brown and Grove practice at Campbell County Memorial Hospital in Gillette. The 2012 Miss Wyoming, Lexie Madden of Torrington, is a student in the college’s Division of Kinesiology and Health.
UW to Confer Two Honorary Degrees
April 12, 2013 — The University of Wyoming will confer its highest award, the honorary doctoral degree, upon two individuals who are recognized internationally as leaders in their professions.
They are Sheridan native Nancy Gwinn, director of the Smithsonian Libraries; and Casper native Dr. Stephen Nicholas, a world-renowned pediatric AIDS specialist. Both are UW alumni, and they will be recognized during UW Commencement Saturday, May 11.
Annually, UW alumni, current or former trustees and faculty are eligible to nominate, for honorary degrees, individuals who embody the university’s high ideals; exemplify the values of excellence, service and integrity; and have distinguished accomplishments in their professions or contributions to the sciences, arts, humanities, public service and service to humanity. Submissions are referred to a joint committee, headed by UW President Tom Buchanan, and nominees who receive votes from two-thirds of the committee are recommended for approval.
UW College of Business Program Has Audience Beyond Wyoming Borders
April 15, 2013 — A workshop using author James P. Owen’s “Cowboy Ethics” book as its organizing concept is being used by the University of Wyoming College of Business and the Center for Cowboy Ethics and Leadership.
The initiative, “Standing Tall in an Upside-Down World,” was created with the goal of inspiring business executives to serve as principled leaders in their companies, industries and communities. While originally created for Wyoming businesses, the program is now impacting corporate, government and community leaders well beyond the state’s borders, says Kent Noble, UW College of Business assistant dean of external relations. He leads the “Standing Tall” workshops.
“This was one of my best experiences in the United States,” says Shumaila Khalid from the Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, who recently participated in the workshop. “One of my main objectives in coming to America was to learn leadership behavior, and I think this course has largely provided me with what I need.”
UW Law Professor Noah Novogrodsky Honored for Excellence in Internationalization
April 15, 2013 — Associate Professor of Law Noah Novogrodsky’s efforts to ensure University of Wyoming students have opportunities to hone their skills in international law have earned him UW’s 2013 Faculty Award for Internationalization.
The award was established in 2001 by the UW International Board of Advisors to recognize excellence in promoting international activities at UW.
When Novogrodsky joined the UW College of Law in 2009, there was little in the way of international opportunity for its students. The time faculty had to devote to such opportunities was sparse and, besides, why would law students in Wyoming need to understand international law?